Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by three runs

Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by three runs in their second Super Four match in the Asia Cup and kept their chances of qualifying for the finals in their own hands. Chasing 250 for win Afghanistan needed 8 runs off the last over but Mustafizur Rahman restricted them to just 4 to help team win. Hashmatullah Shahidi top scored for Afghanistan with 71. Afghanistan started their run chase in a disastrous fashion and lost couple of wickets in no time. Bangladesh finished their innings on 249/7 in 50 overs with Mahmudullah top scoring with 74 while Imrul Kayes remained not out at 72*. Aftab Alam was the star of the show for Afghanistan has he scalped three wickets in the innings. Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first against Afghanistan.

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Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by three runs. (AFP)

Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by three runs. (AFP)

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Afghanistan batsman Mohammad Nabi plays a shot during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup. (AFP)

Afghanistan batsman Mohammad Nabi plays a shot during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup. (AFP)

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Afghanistan batsman Hashmatullah Shaidi plays a shot during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match. (AFP)

Afghanistan batsman Hashmatullah Shaidi plays a shot during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match. (AFP)

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Bangladesh player Shakib Al Hasan bowls during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

Bangladesh player Shakib Al Hasan bowls during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

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Bangladesh Nazmul Islam celebrates with his team after he dismissed Afghanistan batsman Rahmat Shah during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

Bangladesh Nazmul Islam celebrates with his team after he dismissed Afghanistan batsman Rahmat Shah during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

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Afghanistan Samiullah Shinwari (2L) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed Bangladesh batsman Shakib Al Hasan during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

Afghanistan Samiullah Shinwari (2L) celebrates with teammates after he dismissed Bangladesh batsman Shakib Al Hasan during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

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Bangladesh batsman Shakib Al Hasan leaves the field after being dismissed during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

Bangladesh batsman Shakib Al Hasan leaves the field after being dismissed during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

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Afghanistan bowler Rashid Khan (R) reacts during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

Afghanistan bowler Rashid Khan (R) reacts during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

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Bangladesh batsman Imrul Kayes plays a shot during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

Bangladesh batsman Imrul Kayes plays a shot during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

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Afghanistan bolwer Rashid Khan (L) looks on during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

Afghanistan bolwer Rashid Khan (L) looks on during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (AFP)

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